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Smarter Balanced Assessments – For Teachers


Teachers, School, and District Leaders should use the NH Department of Education’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal as an entry to the many resources available to support the implementation of the college and career readiness standards and the launch of Smarter Balanced. In addition to the resources available on this site, teachers and leaders should regularly access materials through the NH SBAC portal as well as the NH Network. Access to both locations requires an account with a username and password.

Smarter Balanced Teacher Fact Sheet Acrobat Reader– highlights key features of the assessment as well as tools and resources available beyond the summative assessment.

Smarter Balanced Resources and Documentation – Orients teachers to user manuals, classroom activities, scoring guides, performance task and writing rubrics for Smarter Balanced. These resources will support teachers, students and test administrators in preparing for the summative assessment.

Practice & Training Test Portal – Supports entry into the practice and training test portal for anyone to experience the NEXT Generation of assessment in SBAC. Teachers may also access these resources through the NH SBAC Portal in a secure browser.

Digital Library Fact Sheet Acrobat Reader– Orients teachers to the purpose and features of the SBA Digital Library.

SBAC: Getting Started in the Digital Library PowerPoint– Orients and offers step by step instructions in setting up a teacher account in the Digital Library.

SBAC: Finding resources in the Digital Library PowerPoint– Offers a tutorial in locating desired resources in the Digital Library.

SBAC: Navigating Resources in the Digital Library PowerPoint– Offers a tutorial in how to use and write a review for resources in the Digital Library.

English Language Arts Timing & Sequencing Acrobat Reader– Outlines different components of the English Language Arts Assessment and estimated student test time.

Mathematics Timing & Sequencing Acrobat Reader– Outlines different components of the mathematics assessment and estimated student test time.

SBAC: Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines Acrobat Reader– Provide detailed guidance on universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations available for students taking SBAC. The process for making determinations is also reviewed.

SBAC: Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines FAQ Acrobat Reader– Addresses the most common questions which surfaced as a result of the guidance offered in SBAC’s Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines.

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